A Turkey Hill store that has been in the community longer than most residents shuts its doors for good. The parent company Kroger’s has all but remained silent on the reasons surrounding the closure.
A spokeswoman for the company told the Citizens Voice the store’s closing was a financial decision. “It comes down to performance,” Hertzog said. “It didn’t justify being open so we had to close it for financial reasons.”
I guess that's partly true. A store employee, who asked not to be identified, told Wake Up Wilkes Barre that the store closed because Kroger’s felt it was unsafe for its employees, as the store was robbed so many times.
So I guess one could say both are correct. The costs associated with protecting employees, insurance on the rise due to being held up every other week, and so on, balanced against a store with a hard to in and out of parking lot, does seem to fall under “financial reasons.”
IN OTHER RELATED NEWS:
The Citizens Voice is also reporting “W-B convenience store clerk robbed at gunpoint”, I guess the assailants found a new location.
Close all the Convenience Stores, or replace city leadership?
Seems like a no-brainer, but this is The W-B….
Wake Up Wilkes Barre